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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.

From The New York Times:

Her Parents Thought Swimming Lessons Were a Good Idea

Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=396080195760

Rebecca Wear Robinson's Blog – March 2011 Archive (5)

Let's be ants!

There is wide-spread agreement on the “ideal” ways to keep kids safe in the water.  Constant supervision.  Gradual, positive and repetitive exposure to water and swimming  over a long period of time to gain skill and confidence.  Teach all kids to swim.  Keep them away from water hazards.  Ensure appropriate…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 23, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

Toy or Training Tool?

 

We need more innovative thinkers and more creative solutions if children are going to stop drowning.

 

Take a look at SwimFin - invented by Kevin Moseley in the UK.  Doesn’t it look like fun?  Definitely like something a kid would want to wear.  Which led me to…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 21, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

Autistic kids crave water!

Water is a magnet for all children.  It is fun.  It is soothing.  Water is the ultimate, non-threatening hug.  As an adult, what is your reaction when you sink into a hot bath?  Or sip a cool glass of water on a hot day?   Aaaaaahhhhhhh.  Exactly.  Now magnify that attraction and that reaction by 100 and you’ll know exactly what an autistic child feels like when…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 9, 2011 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Our incredible world.

This just posted on a friend's Facebook page - click on the video embedded to watch the whole show.  Aside from the truly stunning photography and the humbling experience of looking at the diversity on our planet, look at how many pictures include water.  Water is as integral to the human experience as food, shelter and love.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12618167

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 3, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Your Kid: Smarter, Better Coordinated and Longer-Lived

Like many parents my calendar is awash in ink from scheduling activities and play dates for my children.  Why do we do it?  Because in a lot of areas just letting them out the front door is not the option it was for our parents. Because we want our kids to develop socially, emotionally and physically.  Because we hope our child will find the sport or activity…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 2, 2011 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

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